Principal Narrative Designer
Electronic Arts
Melbourne
18d ago

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-

connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

We are Firemonkeys, an EA Studio

We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry.

But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry!

The Challenge Ahead

We are looking for a naturally collaborative Principle Narrative Designer, working closely with game design, audio and the art departments in creating a compelling game experience.

The Successful Applicant Must :

  • Have 5 years minimum hands on experience in the Video Game industry and having shipped at least one AAA title as a Narrative Designer.
  • Have experience in developing and working within a variety of narrative delivery systems.
  • Interpret and execute the Lead Designer, Art Director and Executive Producer’s vision and communicate that to the rest of the team;
  • maintaining the narrative vision of the project.

  • Have a great understanding and ability to tell stories, write scripts, find character voice and maintain consistency across the project.
  • Have a firm grasp of interactive narrative fundamentals, including but not limited to pacing, branching, and visual storytelling.
  • Work collaboratively with the Art and Design teams.
  • Initiate critique of the writing teams work across the project.
  • Become the project’s point of contact for writing with respects to technical implementation and IP cohesion.
  • Create and understand Writing pipelines and work flows with the ability to modify and improve them.
  • Test and proactively troubleshoot the game and help fix issues.
  • Be forward thinking and anticipate the needs of the writing team.
  • Be meticulous and organized in the approach to the tasks, files and storage, and help your team to be the same.
  • Be enthusiastic and expect to take on challenges.
  • Have Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or training.
  • Provide writing samples of personal or professional work.
  • Pluses :

  • Knowledge of scripting or programming
  • Experience with open-world and RPG games
  • Experience in mobile and free-to-play games
  • Experience in other game designer roles
  • The Perks :

  • Modern studio, located next to Southern Cross Station.
  • Subsidised health care programme and gym allowance.
  • Excellent employee benefits, bonuses and share options.
  • Subsidised games and consoles, with additional games available to take home to play.
  • Fully stocked kitchen for breakfast, lunch, fresh fruit and hot drinks.
  • Friday night socials and regular team building outings.
  • To learn more about our Firemonkeys studio in Melbourne, visit https : / / www.ea.com / studios / firemonkeys

    EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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